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Local Authority Multi-Application Smartcards

eGov monitor Weekly

17 February 2003

Local Government has long recognised the potential of smartcards to facilitate access to online services for citizens, as witnessed by the setting up of a number of pilot projects including the North East Regional Smartcard Consortium, Smartcities and Cornish Key schemes.

The primary lesson coming out of these projects is clear: the cards must be multi-purpose.

In an article for eGov monitor Weekly, Mick Davies, Strategic Consultant for London Connects, looks at the practicalities of implementing a smartcard where "one-size-fits-all".

Read the full article here

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